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Invasive plants and pests are spreading faster, and they’re getting a lot of help

By on June 9, 2022

Now that the months have turned to summer, folks are spending more time outdoors. Whether that makes you an outdoor enthusiast, or simply puts you in the yard, in front of a grill or by the pool, you may notice

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting the right tree in the right place

By on April 29, 2022

Spring is more than just a season between March and mid-June. It’s also a verb that means “to rise, move or leap.” These words also describe human activity as they reemerge from the winter months and cold temperatures by partaking

Fighting fire with fire: why we need to burn the land

By on April 4, 2022

Many people associate fire with destruction, devastation and loss. Large clouds of smoke, burly orange blazes, tree limbs snapping and ash falling like snow are some of the images we’ve all seen that contribute to the “fire is bad” perception.

NCFS County Ranger Rob Montague

N.C. Forest Service County Ranger Robert Montague receives the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service

By on January 31, 2022

North Carolina Forest Service Granville-Vance Area Ranger Robert Montague is a recent recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service – one of the state’s highest honors. The service aspect of his job is exactly what drives Montague.

Blogging from the fireline

By on August 20, 2014

With humid conditions, the summer months are typically less active for the North Carolina Forest Service in terms of battling wildfires. However, the same isn’t true for other parts of the country. As part of a cooperative agreement, the N.C.